As reported in an article, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has a program called the “Federal Parent Locator Service”. The service was established in 1975 under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and is meant to work as an assembly of systems operated by the OCSE. It is also intended to assist States in locating noncustodial parents, putative fathers, and custodial parties for the establishment of paternity and child support obligations, as well as the enforcement and modification of orders for child support, custody and visitation. The FPLS also assists Federal and State agencies identify over-payments, fraud, and assists with assessing benefits. Among the many federal and state agencies, directories and programs that are included in the Federal Parent Locator Service, are:
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Social Security Administration (SSA),
- Veterans Affairs (VA),
- The Department of Defense (DoD),
- National Security Agency (NSA),
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- The National Directory of New Hires (NDNH): a central repository of employment, unemployment insurance, and wage data from State Directories of New Hires, State Workforce Agencies, and Federal agencies.
- The Federal Case Registry (FCR): a national database that contains information on individuals in child support cases and child support orders.
- The Federal Offset Program (FOP): a program that collects past-due child support payments from the tax refund of parents who have been ordered to pay child support.
- The Passport Denial Program (PPD): a program that works with the Secretary of State in denying passports of any person certified owing child support debt greater than $2,500.
In the United States today, nearly one-third of all children are growing up in single-parent homes. Of all the families owed child support, only half receive the full amount due, and a quarter receives nothing at all. Programs like the Federal Parent Locator Service are valuable assets in assuring that all children have the support of both their mothers and fathers.
The obligation of child support is one that our government takes very seriously. If you or someone you know owes child support debt or arrears, or is owed this money, contacting a skilled Orange County family law attorney at Wallin & Klarich can help get you on the path towards collecting or paying the monies owed. Our attorneys can help those who have arrears protect things like their credit, driver’s license, and tax refunds. If you are owed monies, our child support attorneys can use our extensive resources to help enforce child support decisions. Don’t let child support debt ruin your future and your peace of mind. Call us today to discuss your case.
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